Machine Gun & Ammunition Can Interface Gun Mount

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CRANE-83505
The size and weight of many firearms, particularly large guns, limits accuracy and stability without some type of support or mounting apparatus to hold the weapon steady while being fired. Without mounting devices and other support apparatuses, the shooter has to rely on immovable objects, such as walls, rocks, and tree trunks for stability. Although many interface mounts have been designed, there is a significant need for a lightweight machine gun and ammunition can gun mount for use with weapons that do not have a forward mount point or a mid-weapon mount orientation.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed and patented a gun mount for use with weapons that do not have a forward mount point or where a mid-weapon mount orientation is required. The gun mount is securely attached to the weapon by using two existing separate structural features of the gun as attach points. The two-point attachment allows the shooter to stabilize the gun, eliminate vibration, and improve accuracy of the aim. The ammunition can is relocated from the common position underneath the gun to a vertical position on the left side of the gun for better alignment and ammunition feed. Additionally, the aluminum coated assembly provides a strong, compact, and lightweight design.

Advantages:
-Increase in accuracy of aim
-Reduce vibration
-Decrease shooter discomfort
-Alleviate shooter fatigue
Jan 7, 2003
Utility Patent
United States
6,675,694
Jan 13, 2004
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